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Well, I made my best guess and it worked out. Doors opened at 7, I showed up at 8.30, saw about the last half of the support's set; Lindsay and Gibbs set up fast and were on at 9.30. 

I did like The Sultan Room, part of that weird Turk's Inn complex: good sound, good sight lines, pleasant bartenders.

Lindsay and Gibbs were marvellous. I've never seen Lindsay live; even more than on recordings, the extreme contrast between his sweet voice and poetic lyrics and the Derek Bailey guitar really hits home. Mix of English and Portuguese songs and a couple of raging improvised instrumentals. After one of them, Gibbs could be heard amusedly asking Lindsay "What you gonna do next?"

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